Valentine bites … Strawberry Shortcake

Yummy!

Lea Hogg's Blog

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Strawberry Shortcake goes to follow her dreams in the movie Sweet Dreams making her an ideal Valentine choice and I am today making a simple and straightforward Valentine treat for those who want to make something at home rather than use shop-bought and don’t have the time to spare after a busy work week.

These are shortcake squares laced with chopped fresh strawberries and topped with dark chocolate.

The difference between shortcake and shortbread is that shortcake has the texture of a scone (biscuit in USA) and shortbread is more like a cookie. They are ‘short’ because of the large amount of shortening that was used and of course we have replaced this with butter nowadays giving Strawberry Shortcake a good old-fashioned flavor and texture….

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You will need:

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 stick butter
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup strawberries…

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